My aunt booked this Dragon Hostel at the Mongkok area which is near Mongkok MTR exit D2. We had 2 rooms that are capable of taking 5 each. It cost about S$100 so it works out to be S$20 each.
It is very cramp though especially for my aunts who were so used to big hotel rooms but well this is about 10 times cheaper then your regular hotel. For young travellers, stay at the hostel and save your money for the shopping and eating. For those who cannot bear being cramp and like the comfort of a hotel then this is certainly not your place.
There is an attach bathroom to our rooms but there are some smaller rooms that do not have one and so there is the public toilet. Supplies of toilet paper are available at the front desk if you are asking and there are basic amenities such as a common hot waterboiler, fridge and washing machine.
The 10 course includes abalone, lobster, scallop, chicken, fish, cockles, bamboo clam, crab, prawn, vegtable, fried rice and watermeleon for desert. The chicken is especially good along with the rest of the food. It definately test better and value for money compared to Singapore seafood restaurant. Since we are on the topic of seafood and Chuen Kee, I will share with you the highlight of my trip to Hong Kong. It happens to be my lunch at Chuen Kee on the last day with my uncle and aunt and one of my cousin. We had Alaska crab, fish, scallop and vegtable with rice and Woooo it was awesome. We asked for the smallest Alaska crab that they have and it cost us HK$280 per catie (600g). The whole meal cost us about HK$1700 but again its worth it cause it would have cost more in Singapore.
I like the Alsakan crab, its so easily cut apart by using scissors and its so full of meat. Easy to eat and a great enjoyment.
Carrot cake like dim sum with a bit of chili
This is good, the filling is yam if i remember correctly
The filling for this is shark fin
Cheers would be a middle range Dim Sum buffet but still with my family of big eaters we busted their records. I heard the average bill of a table there would be around HK$150 but we hit HK$800 and the captain keep asking my aunt are we sure we want all the orders. Haha but anyway point to note some of the restaurant would charge you a higher rate if you pay after 11 but for Cheers they charge according to when you order so order before 11a.m. There are also some special discount for the afternoon tea.
Still on the topic of food, this is Yung Kee Restaurant near Lan Kwai Fang. This restaurant is very famous for its roast goose. The location is easily accessible its near Central MTR at wellington street. If you are dining in big groups, its advisable to put up a reservation. I had to wait an hour plus but luckily they got us a table at the VIP area at the 4th level. This is not your cheap restaurant if you are on a budget but the roast goose is a must try if you visit Hong Kong.
This is the famous roast goose, it cost around S$80. It is juicy inside and crispy outside.
Don't expect portions to be large
Next stop Central pier, this is where you take the star ferries and well for our case taking bus 15 from the interchange at the Pier to the Peak. Taking a bus will let you see a different sight that is different from the tram. You can take the tram on the way down. Yes, to the place for the best view of Hong Kong's night scenary. The best time to go is after a rain when the clouds have cleared. Sidetracking again, its amazing as i discover their Octopus card is much more versatile then our Ez-link card, we can pay for our ferries and even the tram ride from the peak by tapping our Octopus card... Man IDA or whatever Singapore agency in charge of this, they better step on the integration, its absolutely unacceptable that we claim to be advance in adopting technology yet this is not done.
This is what i get when i paid HK$20 to the observation deck whereby you can move more freely and have so called a better view. The only problem is there are plenty of people around so its hard to not get a shot with unwanted people inside. A tripod is essential here and i don't have it so the pictures are the best i can do with pump up ISO.
You know what i meant by there is alot of clutter if you want to take a photo for your memory sake maybe paying for the professionals (the right is worth it). Another place to take photos ironically is at the Burger King outlet.
Take an out air bus or tram and enjoy the scenaries at a different angle.
Ocean Park, a place for everyone. Go to Admiratly Station Exit B and take bus 629, it will cost you including a return trip HK$218. This park is huge so plan for having a day or at least start off early.
You have all sorts of ride here, theres something for everyone
Personal favourite, the cable car, the good thing about this cable car is there are four lanes and you don't have to wait and you get a fantastic view as see from below. The entrance tickets allows you unlimited rides on all rides so enjoy.
Take the outer lane for an excllent view of the coast
Do check the timing and be there at least 15 mins earlier or risk not able to catch the show as it can be fully packed.
Another place that you might want to go is Causeway Bay and Granville Road. The later have two streets of factory outlets shop. Its near Tsim Sha Tsui Staton Exit B2. Do watch your timing and wallets.
Every city have its problems and culture, one which i found is the very backward way of the HongKong police of deploying man on the streets everywhere. There are at least 10 sightings of them at different location daily throughout my stay. Oh yes and interesting enough my lift lobby got seal off by the police cause there was some fighting or some activity that left some very minor blood stain. The plainclothes came as well so it was kinda exciting like watching HK drama show.